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Leo's Restaurant & Take Out

Canadian, Seafood
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27 Freshwater Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2N1, Canada
+1 709-726-2658
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must visit while in St. John's, a hidden treasure and a delight for fish and chips. Don't let the look of the place fool you. Ches's may have the name recognition but Leo's has the better fish & chips. Ask any one from here and they will tell you.

Thank Rick G
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I always stop at Leo's for a meal of fish and chips when I'm in St.John's on business. This place has been around for years and the food quality remains top notch. The batter they fry the fish in is not heavy and the fish cooks perfectly. The fries are from fresh cut potatoes and are great with dressing and... More 

Thank FamilyTraveller13
St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 January 2017

It's time to stop looking and arguing, this is the best you can get in St. John's (arguably Newfoundland) for Fee and Chee. It has it all, service, traditional atmosphere and most importantly excellent quality food.

Thank pizzamanyyt
Peterborough, Canada
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261 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

You know it's going to be pretty good when the locals eat there too. The place is not much to look at but the fish and chips were quite good. The batter was crisp and the fish was completely cooked inside. Maybe a bit of coleslaw on the side would have been a nice touch.

Thank Ontario88
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

best fish and chips I had in Newfoundland. twice in st. john's, once in harbour grace and once in Pouch. all were good Leo's was the best of the bunch.

Thank 2machinistman
Cobourg, Canada
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had six peices of takeout shared by four of us and it was the best cod , not greasy and as fresh as being at the wharf. We now know why it is the best in town. Pick some up soon.

Thank InnActive
Kitchener, Canada
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455 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I love when you walk into a restaurant and the locals are eating there. Leo's is like that. We had great fish and chips there. The service was friendly and efficient. Did I say the fish and chips were delicious? Give them a try.

Thank Phil G
Manitoba, Canada
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Best place for fish n' chips in St John's. This is where the locals go. If you're "from away" try the "chipsgravydressing" (roll it all into one word). The fish is fresh and battered up right. Friendly staff. Don't be put off by the tattered and dated look the food and service make up for that in spades.

Thank Lori T
St. John's, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

As usual, Leo's was great this past Tuesday. A friend and myself go there about 3-4 times per year and always enjoy it. Keep it up.

Thank pea56
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for fish and chips and was pleasantly surprised. Food was great and the service was friendly. It's the only restaurant that we made a point in returning to before left.

Thank Meg M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Freshwater Rd, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 2N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-726-2658

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?